All Saints’ Church of England Primary School
At All Saints’ CE Primary School we believe in giving all pupils the opportunity to discover and develop their understanding of computing. Thus, ensuring they are ready to participate in a constant developing digital world.
What are our aims?
- To understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science.
- To analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs.
- To evaluate and apply information technology and analytically solve problems.
- To be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
How is Computing taught?
It is taught through the following strands in discreet lessons. Children apply these skills in other areas of the curriculum.
Computer science is about using computational thinking to solve problems and make things for a purpose. It generally, but not always involves writing programs.
Digital literacy is in two parts and one of these is about the safe and responsible use of technology. The other is about solving problems and making useful things using digital tools, e.g. spreadsheets etc.
Information technology is again in two parts, the first being that pupils should know how it all works, how information of all kinds becomes accessible to and manipulable by technology. The second part is that pupils need to know how to use technology to work in the other two strands.
Although these strands are defined separately it is important to understand that when children are actually doing computing they will be working on a task or activity which brings together aspects of all three strands.
How is Computing assessed?
Children’s understanding is assessed through questioning and their ability to apply new skills in other areas of the curriculum.
Children can access laptops at all times.
Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard.
Children have access to a variety of digital media.
How can you support your child at home?
Keeping your child safe when accessing digital media at home.